Music: Sun Oct 8

In our ever-evolving sense of ethics and historical justice, CUUC joins other UU congregations in deconstructing Columbus Day and embracing the spirit of "Indigenous Peoples Day" to recognize the first Americans, whose legacy was irrevocably altered by European imperialism. The piano works by New Englander Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) evoke an American landscape saved from industrialism and exploitation, even as they sentimentalize the lost culture of its original inhabitants. The morning's Offertory provides a rare treat, when CUUC Senior Minister Meredith Garmon picks up his guitar and teams up with Spencer Mann in an arrangement of Dave Carter's "Gentle Arms of Eden". Read on for programming details and the poetic headings for MacDowell's "Indian Idyl".  

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
            5. From an Indian Lodge
            6. To a Water-Lily
            10. Told at Sunset
            9. By a Meadow Brook
            4. In Autumn
                                                Edward MacDowell

Opening Music:
To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1

Offertory: Meredith Garmon, guitar; Spencer , percussion
Gentle Arms of Eden
                                  Dave Carter

Indian Idyl, Op. 62, No. 6*

Alone by the wayward flame
She weaves broad wampum skeins
While afar through the summer night
Sigh the wooing flutes’ soft strains.

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